Healthcare outreach

Our Healing Arts programming brings the healing power of the arts directly
into healthcare settings throughout the city each week at hospitals, nursing
homes, hospices, and treatment centers. Designed in tandem with the facilities’
music and recreational therapists, our Healing Arts Programs aid healthcare staff
in achieving their patients’ prescriptive therapeutic goals by creating an uplifting
environment focused on reducing pain, enhancing healing environments, helping
patients express emotions and need, and supporting caregiver wellness.



I’ve been here for two weeks. This is the first time I smiled.

— Patient, Mount Sinai Medical Center




Collaborative concerts take place in the public spaces of our partner facilities. By integrating the arts into the larger healthcare environment, these performances create enriching and uplifting experiences for patients, visitors, and staff.


Our bedside performances provide patients who cannot leave their beds an invaluable opportunity to enjoy a world-class concert in an intimate and personal setting.


Interactive visits engage participants in creating a collaborative work of art. Our Artist Partners lead activities that promote joyful interaction, such as mask-making, musically-responsive painting exercises, and group song-writing.

“Hospitals can be places of illness and suffering, but today
Sing for Hope transformed this space into one of hope and
healing. There were patients here today who will not leave
the hospital, and Sing for Hope makes it possible for them
to have this moment of beauty toward the end of their lives.
Sing for Hope proves to our patients that they still matter.”

— Dr. David Muller, Dean of Medical Education, Mount Sinai Medical Center

“On every level, you can see the impact
that you have on our patients.”

— Staff member, Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital

“I’ve been waiting for a heart transplant, and it’s hard.
Your music gives me a moment of rest.
It just makes everything better.”

— Joe, patient, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital